Innovative Tart Cherry Orchard Systems: Design, Evaluation, and Demonstration

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1998: $75,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Project Coordinator:
Charles Edson
IPM Program, Center for Integrated Plant Systems, Michigan State University

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, rye, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: apricots, cherries, plums, general tree fruits
  • Additional Plants: ornamentals, trees


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: windbreaks
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, study circle
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, feasibility study
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, hedgerows, hedges - woody
  • Pest Management: biological control, biorational pesticides, chemical control, competition, cultural control, economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, genetic resistance, integrated pest management, mulches - living, mating disruption, precision herbicide use, trap crops, traps, weather monitoring
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic, agroecosystems, permaculture
  • Soil Management: earthworms, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.